Plenkovic says is trying to make sure that MFF is favourable to Croatia

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic would not say on Friday morning whether the ongoing EU summit would result in a compromise on the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).

The extraordinary summit, which began on Thursday afternoon in Brussels, continued for several hours until late Thursday evening and resumed on Friday morning.

On Thursday afternoon, European Council President Charles Michel held a series of bilateral meetings with heads of state or government of the 27 EU member states.

Commenting on his talks with Michel, Plenkovic said that he had highlighted the matters important for Croatia, such as cohesion policy and demographic revitalisation.

"We have tried to see to it that the final agreement brings about as good results as possible for Croatia" Plenkovic said.

No agreement in sight for new EU budget

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, whose country is among those calling for cuts to the EU budget, said on Friday morning she did not believe EU member states would reach an agreement on the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) this weekend.

We are still negotiating. Our position is clear. I am prepared to stay the whole weekend, but it is likely that a new extraordinary summit will be needed, Frederiksen said ahead of the second day of the extraordinary summit on the MFF. She added that she was not sure when the next summit could be convened.

Denmark, Austria, Sweden and The Netherlands, dubbed the frugal four, insist that allocations to the new EU budget should not exceed one percent of the Gross National Income.

Text: Hina

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